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Hierarchical Design Methodologies for High Availability Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 32473
Amount: $97,738.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1996
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 9307,
College Station, TX 77842
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kenneth Mesker
 (409) 229-3302
Business Contact
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Research Institution

To meet dependability requirements dictated by current trends in both defense and commercial technologies, massive modular redundancy and application specific designs will have to give way to more efficient, scalable and cost-effective approaches. This Phase I proposal introduces a method which takes a basic architectural approach to fault-tolerant system design. The proposed research will address techniques which improve the reliability of large, heterogeneous, distributed systems consisting of both fixed and mobile computing nodes. This approach will offer a hierarchical recovery scheme which begins recovery at the chip/board level and ranges through the node and network levels. Proposed research will allow a range of systems to be designed and built using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology; system design and implementation will be kept cost-effective, while also allowing versatility of design.

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